- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

RIMROCK, Ariz. (AP) - Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say a man fatally shot his wife in the couple’s Rimrock home before turning the gun on himself.

Authorities on Thursday released the names of the couple - 54-year-old Joseph Noble and 47-year-old Cynthia Noble.

Sheriff’s officials say evidence at the scene indicates Joseph Noble may have shot his wife as she slept and then shot himself in the bedroom.

They say the shootings occurred last Saturday sometime after 9 a.m.

Authorities say there was no sign of a struggle, but there were prior domestic violence issues with the couple.

Sheriff’s officials say deputies were asked to do a welfare check on the couple Tuesday afternoon and found the two dead of apparent gunshot wounds.

Authorities say a gun was recovered at the scene.

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